Lack of Diversity in Social Science Research

In college, friends majoring in biology told me I should switch majors because social science isn’t real science. It’s too subjective. Your personal biases will cloud the data. They had a point. But researchers from a wide array of backgrounds can question each other’s assumptions, which can mitigate personal bias somewhat. Over the past 50Continue reading “Lack of Diversity in Social Science Research”

Messin’ With Texas

I’ve never been to Texas, though I hope to visit someday. You can’t help but hear a lot about it. Being the second largest state, Texas has a huge impact on everything from presidential elections to textbooks. And Texas is growing fast. The US Census claims the overall Texas population will grow by 6.7 million people overContinue reading “Messin’ With Texas”

Is Gamergate Conservative or Liberal?

Opponents say GamerGate has a conservative agenda. And though GamerGate supporters often deny that they are conservatives, the conservative media has mostly supported the movement. Allum Bokhari, however, says his research shows that most GamerGate supporters are liberal. In brief, GamerGate is the claim by video game enthusiasts that the gaming media is corrupt. But opponents of GamerGateContinue reading “Is Gamergate Conservative or Liberal?”

The Demographic Times They Are A-Changin’

I’ve heard it said that by mid-century whites will be a minority in the United States. But strictly speaking this isn’t true. The Center for American Progress, in collaboration with the liberal Brookings Institution and the conservative American Enterprise Institute, released a report about America’s future. States of Change: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1974–2060 looks at where we’veContinue reading “The Demographic Times They Are A-Changin’”